The number of unemployed persons in Switzerland increased to 117277 in December of 2019 from 106330 in November of 2019.

Unemployed Persons in Switzerland averaged 58001.19 from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 206291 in February of 1997 and a record low of 26 in July of 1970. This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Unemployed Persons in Switzerland is expected to be 110748.54 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Switzerland to stand at 110419.35 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 110501.47 in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Switzerland Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
117277.00 106330.00 206291.00 26.00 1950 - 2019 Monthly
Volume, NSA

Switzerland Unemployed Persons
In Switzerland, the definition for an unemployed person is: Persons (16-65 years) who were available for work (except for temporary illness) but did not work during the survey week, and who made specific efforts to find a job within the previous 4 weeks by going to an employment agency, by applying directly to an employer, by answering a job ad, or being on a union or professional register.

Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.30 5.70 1.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5090.00 5098.00 5098.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 117277.00 106330.00 206291.00 26.00 [+]
Productivity 102.97 102.42 104.72 77.83 points [+]
Job Vacancies 36472.00 36085.00 36748.00 6014.00 [+]
Wages 6291.00 6260.00 6291.00 5082.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.40 113.10 113.20 100.00 points [+]
Population 8.48 8.42 8.48 5.30 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 64.00 64.00 64.00 63.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Job Offers 79030.00 83600.00 83600.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 68.30 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.50 2.00 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 5137.00 5109.00 5137.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1719.10 1729.60 1729.60 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.30 5.70 1.40 percent [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.50 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Employment Change -0.10 0.30 1.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 80.40 80.60 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2802.60 2804.80 2841.10 2628.90 Thousand [+]